Suffolk County Council says it will not pursue a relief road further – but Babergh District Council says they have not dropped interest in the scheme.
Villagers say the trial for a reduced timetable on the Chambers 84 bus cannot realistically judge demand if more accessible stops are not introduced.
The Suffolk School Bus Campaign said it is extremely disappointed and will continue to lobby for three key alterations to the controversial policy.
Although plans for the Sudbury relief road were shelved over a year ago, Babergh District Council says it has not given up on it happening entirely.
Bus users have been urged to make good use of the 84 bus during the trial period announced by Chambers, or risk ending up “back at square one”.
Sudbury councillor Jack Owen said alternative measures are needed to alleviate the burden, after the push for a Sudbury bypass fell by the wayside.
A report published this week outlined 19 issues Suffolk County Council must hold its hands up to, including that the plan "was not robust enough".
The charity stated that low passenger numbers on this bus have meant they are unable to cover their costs and can no longer provide a viable service.
The bus company is planning changes to services such as the 754, 753, 374, 236 and 84, as well as school routes, and has asked for comments by Monday.
The old diesel train stock on the Gainsborough Line has been replaced with new, longer, three-carriage trains, powered by diesel and electricity.
Public satisfaction with Suffolk’s roads has improved in the last year but nearly two thirds of motorists are still not happy, new figures show.
A Long Melford councillor criticised the financial obstacles preventing improvements at the junction of Westgate Street, The Green and Church Walk.
Pleas to address safety fears at a five-way junction have intensified – more than seven months after a formal request for improvements was submitted.
Changes to a controversial school transport policy in Suffolk have not been ruled out in 2020, as a study is due to be published in the New Year.
Villagers desperate to ensure the long-term future of an under-threat bus route say hardship and isolation would increase if the service is cancelled.